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Marc S. Blubaugh

Co-Chair, Transportation & Logistics Group
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Marc Blubaugh is partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Group. Marc regularly consults with clients regarding contracting practices and operating procedures, helps clients navigate the changing regulatory landscape, manages regulatory investigations, advises regarding best supply-chain practices, and provides strategic and business advice to help clients not only minimize liability but, just as importantly, to grow their businesses.

Marc has litigated a wide variety of transportation and logistics-related cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States as well as before administrative bodies. Among other things, he represents international and domestic carriers of all modes, freight forwarders, transportation brokers, warehousemen, other third-party logistics providers, and commercial shippers in a diverse array of surface, air, and ocean disputes including, but not limited to, high-dollar cargo claims, freight charge and pricing controversies, breaches of transportation, logistics, and warehousing agreements, prosecution of subrogation claims, insurance coverage disputes, trade-secrets and unfair competition litigation, and class action defense. He also defends carriers, third-party logistics providers, and shippers in catastrophic injury actions arising out of the transportation of goods.

Marc also devotes a portion of his practice to representing clients in the health care industry—primarily handling business disputes involving nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation therapy services providers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical and medical device distributors, and the like.


    • Case Western Reserve University, 1994, B.A.
      • magna cum laude
      • Phi Beta Kappa
    • The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, 1997, J.D.
      • summa cum laude
      • Order of the Coif
      • Associate Editor, The Ohio State University Law Journal
      • Executive Director, The Ohio State University Appellate Advocacy Council
      • Michael F. Colley National Trial Team

    • Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court

    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Columbus Bar Association
    • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
    • Member, Board of Directors, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Central Ohio Chapter
    • Chair, Benesch Mentoring Program
    • Past President, Transportation Lawyers Association
    • Member, Executive Committee of the Transportation Lawyers Association (Voting 2008-2016/Non-Voting 2016-present)
    • Past President, Columbus Roundtable for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
    • General Counsel, Intermodal Association of North America
    • Member, International Warehouse Logistics Association
    • Member, Transportation Review Advisory Council Ranking Group Committee (2004)
    • Member, Delta Nu Alpha (Transportation Fraternity)
    • Member/Trustee, Leadership Council, American Diabetes Association (2002-2004)
    • Trustee, National Audubon Society, Columbus Chapter (2001-2004)
    • Grader, Ohio State Board of Bar Examiners (1998-2006)
    • Admissions Representative, Case Western Reserve University Alumni Admissions Program (1997-present)
    • Co-Chair, St. Paul Silent Auction (2012-2013)
    • Member, Ohio Trucking Association (Membership Committee)
    • Member, Columbus Importers and Brokers Association
    • Member, Columbus Transportation Club
    • Member, Medmarc Medical Device Liability Defense Panel
    • Member, American Trucking Associations
    • Member, National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council
    • Member, Transportation Intermediaries Association